Fans think they’ve worked out which Marvel character Christian Bale will play in Thor: Love and Thunder

Some eagle eyed fans reckon a still from Disney+ spin-off Loki has revealed the identity of Bale's character

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: Christian Bale attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

After months of speculation, Christian Bale was finally confirmed to be joining the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder last weekend, and it’s not taken long for fans to start guessing which character the former Batman might be playing.

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Early signs are pointing towards the acclaimed actor taking on the tole of Dario Agger – more commonly known in Marvel Comics as villain The Minotaur.

The reason for the theory concerns photos that have been released from the set of upcoming Disney+ spin-off Loki, which sees Tom Hiddleston reprise his role as the eponymous character.

In the stills, a bus can be glimpsed which reads “Roxxcart Evacuation Shuttle” on the side, which has led some fans to think that Roxxon Energy Corporation is about to enter the fray in a more significant way.

While the corporation has previously made minor appearances in MCU films such as Iron Man, fans reckon this latest sighting could hint at a more major involvement, including the introduction of its CEO – Dario Agger.

The theory is further bolstered by the fact that we already know that Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) will be appearing in Love and Thunder – and Agger is famously one of her biggest adversaries in the comics.

Furthermore, several people have previously put Bale forward as the perfect actor to play the character – including Marvel Comics’ Jason Aaron, who worked on Thor’s 2014 comic arc.

One thing’s for sure, until we have an official announcement, fans aren’t going to stop speculating…

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Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled to be released in cinemas on 5th November 2021.